NAMA for Access to clean energy

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Sector Energy
Focus area Renewable energy (unspecified)
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry No
Start of initiative 2016
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 118.59 mln
Financing requested
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Financing received to-date
(no data)
Principal source of financing Not known
Principal type of financing Not known
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI)
International funder(s)
(no data)
Organization providing technical support UNDP
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the two main objectives of the NAMA are (1) Enable private sector participation in the manufacturing and distribution of the clean energy technologies and (2) Create an enabling market environment that encourages the distribution of clean energy technologies to end-users, supported by an appropriate financing model.

Activities: (2017 - 2028)
The proposed NAMA covers two interventions.

  • Intervention 1 involves the establishment of 28 Energy Productivity Zones (EPZs) in Ghana with their own solar PV power plants.
  • Intervention 2 will support the distribution of clean energy technologies enabled through consumer finance.

The distribution of the following clean energy technologies is proposed over the lifespan of the NAMA:

  • Solar PV lanterns (1 million units)
  • Solar Solutions (50,000 units)
  • Improved cook stoves (1 million units for households and 250 units for commercial activities)
  • LPG cook stoves (250,000 units, including gas cylinders).

The Ministry of Finance will be the focal point for implementation of the NAMA in Ghana. The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) will act as National Coordinating Authority (NCA) and perform all strategic functions relating to this NAMA. The Energy Commission will play the role of the National Implementing Entity (NIE) and perform all planning and management activities relating to the NAMA. The monitoring and reporting cell will have representatives from the Energy Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and Ghana Statistical Services.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 9.162 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: * Improved access to modern energy for cooking
  • Integration of remote communities, women and youth employment
Economic: * investment in the renewable energy sector
  • job creation
Environmental: * reduced emissions

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined


The NAMA is financed by (1) $59.25M consumer equity (i.e. the upfront payment made by end-consumers for the purchase of goods, estimated at 20 per cent of the selling price), (2) national contribution of $9.49M primarily covering public procurement of basic solar lanterns and ICSs, the salaries and operating costs of the National Implementing Entity, and installing 250 commercial cook stoves across the country, (3) $49.85M split in grant and loan.